HIRING: Spring Break Camp Instructors – UBC Camps

Camp Instructors are responsible for planning and implementing a variety of camps based on their individual skillset; ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to; supervising groups of children and youth; organizing camp supplies and equipment; set-up and clean-up duties; as well as other duties as required for camps to operate smoothly. Some day camps are activity specific, while others are more general in nature. Expertise we are hiring for includes: visual art, badminton, biking, creative writing, outdoor education, performing arts, physical literacy, soccer, track & field and more!

Description of Duties:
  • Planning and facilitating lesson plans; including icebreakers, energizers and ‘in-between’ activities
  • Organizing program supplies and transporting camp equipment
  • Adhering to all UBC Camps’ policy and procedure
  • Supervising children and youth ages 6-17
  • Implementing positive camper behaviour management strategies
  • Administering care in emergency and first aid incidents, exercising sound judgment and leadership, and deferring to supervisors when appropriate
  • Pre and post camp set up and clean up duties
  • Other duties as necessary

  • Previous children’s programming experience
  • Previous coaching or instructing experience
  • Experience working with children and youth in group settings
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize safety, while creating fun and memorable experiences for camp participants
  • Ability to positively manage behavioural challenges
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Flexibility and willingness to make mid-program adjustments to accommodate the needs and abilities of the group
  • Criminal Record Check, with a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification with CPR-C + AED
  • Ability to use personal cell phone for work purposes, including data required

Supervision Received:

This position reports directly to UBC Camps Head Instructors, with support from the UBC Camps Coordinator and UBC Camps Manager as needed. This position works under direct supervision both independently and in a team environment. The employee works under a set of policies and procedures and is expected to defer to the supervisor when any judgment or decision making outside these parameters is required. The role maintains regular contact with the supervisor through email, phone and in-person interactions.

Contract Length:
  • 1-2 weeks March 18 – 22 & March 25 – 29, 2024
  • Full-time and Part-time hours available
  • Mandatory pre-camp in-person training:
    • Friday March 8, 2024 (evening)
    • Saturday March 9, 2024 (all day)
    • Thursday March 14 (evening – zoom call)
  • $16.75 – $25.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications and past experience.

How to Apply: 

Submit an online application with: cover letter, resume, three references, and your response to our prescreening question (see below!) to Lesley Cambridge, Coordinator – UBC Camps, Athletics and Recreation, by completing an online application (link below)

Available Postings:

Pre-Screening Application Question: Create and upload a sample lesson plan for a half day at camp (ex. 9am-12pm). Activities are of your choosing. Any further parameters, structure, theme, design and/or formatting is up to you too!

Application Deadline: February 27, 2024 at 11:59pm

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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